Q?rius Youth Programs

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YOUTH PROGRAMS | Other Opportunities for Students

Grades 9-11

Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) Internship Program

  • Work with Smithsonian science mentors
  • Learn communication and public speaking skills
  • Take exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and field trips
  • Create an interactive museum activity
  • Participate in college preparatory workshops


Opportunities for students
Grades 9-11

Q?Crew Teen Volunteer Program

  • Help visitors in the Q?rius science center
  • Support educational workshops at the Museum
  • Create hands-on museum activities
  • Learn about science and museum careers
  • Earn your Service Learning credit in a fun setting!


Two teenage boys and a girl standing next to a counter while holding and looking at two plastic boxes and a feather.
Grades 9-12

Natural History Investigations - After School Programs

  • Meet and learn from museum scientists and educators
  • Gain natural history science and technology skills
  • Visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas of the museum
  • Meet other science-minded teens from across the D.C. metropolitan area


Two teenage girls with blue gloves on holding human pelvic bones and examining them.